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While Hornaday stole the show with winning his first Grandfather clock, the underlining story was how both Busch and Bodine performed.
At the beginning, it'd look to be Busch's race to lose as he led. However, when strategy started taking place, it began changing from one person to the other.
Todd Bodine pitted early due to starting near the back, and then when the leaders pitted, he was able to gain track position and get to the lead.
Bodine led from gaining that spot up front till Kyle Busch caught him and passed him.
Though with less than 20 to go, Hornaday took charge on a late race restart and took the lead the hard way—on the outside—and never looked back.
Busch ended up second, leaving him yet again without a win at the Martinsville paperclip.
"I gave it all I had," Busch said. "The truck wasn't as good as the KHI trucks all day."
Bodine finished third, leading the most laps, keeping his lead over Busch at 36 points.
"This is how you win championships," Bodine said after the race, competing just hours after the death of his mother. "We didn't have the best truck, but we got third."
Coming into this event, everybody knew it'd be a battle to the end prior their previous race run-ins, including a conversation following Bodine's win at Kentucky in victory lane.
Martinsville was no exception to their battle as they fought hard side-by-side, and at one point, Bodine was accused of trying to fool Busch on a restart.
"If they think I was trying to do a slow restart to fool Kyle Busch, they are wrong," Bodine said on the radio at that time. "I just didn't get a good restart. Message delivered—I'll work on it."